fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show
fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show
dec 05, 2012

fiat 500e electric hatchback at LA auto show

fiat ‘500e’



introduced at the 2012 LA auto show, italian car manufacturers fiat have followed up on their successful two-door hatchback with an electrified version of the vehicle: the 500e. after spending more than 140 hours of wind-tunnel sculpting for a 13 percent aerodynamic and weight improvement, the 111 horsepower electric powered city car provides up-to 160 kilometers (100 miles) of range before needing to be recharged with a 240v outlet. its regenerative braking system converts kinetic energy to electricity, providing additional range by charging the 24kWh hour liquid-cooled/heated lithium-ion battery.

an upgraded chassis puts an emphasis on handling and braking performance, where specially engineered suspension tailors to the EV’s architecture to engage a dynamic driving experience. the interior cockpit incorporates a 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster display with an integrated electronic vehicle information center that showcases large digital readouts indicating speed and range are ringed by dynamic gauges that give real-time feedback on state-of-charge and driving style.



rear 3/4 view



passenger side view



3/4 drivers side view context



3/4 passenger rear view context



detail of front diffuser with 500e logo



interior cockpit detail



7 inch display



original concept sketch

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